COSMOS - India - Managing Water Well





Lead PI/s

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology


Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad


NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Start and end date

July 2017 – July 2020

Summary of the project

Soil moisture status is critical for farming and the production of crops, as well as for recharge of groundwater and weather prediction. COSMOS‑India delivers real-time soil moisture observations from permanent in situ field monitoring stations using large area (field scale average) soil moisture sensors. The objectives of this work are to:

  • Improve soil moisture mapping of current status at district, state and national scales ·
  • Provide agricultural advisory information to improve crop outcomes and income for farmers
  • To contribute to water resource information and outlooks for sustainable water use

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